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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

5,932 yearly degrees
#140 in popularity

Interdisciplinary studies is a major that typically falls into the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies category.

There are 42 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, 202 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 30 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 7 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree?

In 2017, roughly 4,800 interdisciplinary studies majors graduated with a bachelor’s degree. This makes it #80 in popularity of all the majors we track. This major is dominated by women with about 61.8% of recent graduates being female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of interdisciplinary studies majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Black or African American: 20.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.3%
  • White: 55.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
Interdisciplinary Studies Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in interdisciplinary studies. About 2% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending interdisciplinary studies majors to the U.S. are China, Canada and South Korea.

What Will You Learn as an Interdisciplinary Studies Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to interdisciplinary studies to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Interdisciplinary studies majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

Skills for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to interdisciplinary studies:

Important Skills for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors
Careers Related to Interdisciplinary Studies
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Online Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

There are 202 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with 44 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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